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Typhoon vs. Monsoon

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Main Difference

The main difference between Typhoon and Monsoon is that the Typhoon is a type of tropical cyclone and Monsoon is a seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea.

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  • Typhoon (noun)

    A knots (118km/h) or above. Equivalent to a cyclone in the Indian Ocean and Indonesia/Australia.

  • Typhoon (verb)

    To swirl like a hurricane.

  • Monsoon (noun)

    Any of a number of winds associated with regions where most rain falls during a particular season.

  • Monsoon (noun)

    Tropical rainy season when the rain lasts for several months with few interruptions.

  • Monsoon (noun)

    The rains themselves.

  • Monsoon (noun)

    Entire meteorological systems with such characteristics.

Wiktionary
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  • Typhoon (noun)

    A violent whirlwind; specifically, a violent whirlwind occurring in the Chinese seas.

  • Monsoon (noun)

    A wind blowing part of the year from one direction, alternating with a wind from the opposite direction; - a term applied particularly to periodical winds of the Indian Ocean, which blow from the southwest from the latter part of May to the middle of September, and from the northeast from about the middle of October to the middle of December.

  • Monsoon (noun)

    A heavy rainfall in India associated with the southwest monsoon{1}.

  • Monsoon (noun)

    The season in which the monsoon{2} occurs.

Webster Dictionary
  • Typhoon (noun)

    a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans

  • Monsoon (noun)

    a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter

  • Monsoon (noun)

    rainy season in southern Asia when the southwestern monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains

  • Monsoon (noun)

    any wind that changes direction with the seasons

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